Recently described by BBC Radio Scotlands most eloquent broadcaster Tom Morton as "scots musical legend Harry Macari", one of the founder members of and formerly with Aberdeen psychedelic jazz outfit HotLips, synth player and keyboardist with would be Ellon funking superstars Worser Than Louis, Chris Hance first came up with the name Data Thieves for the band back in the early nineties, when insider dealing at the stock exchange earned the distinctive phrase, and rightly appeared an appropriate misnomer for those involved in sampling and beat cutting in the brave new post second summer of love synth era.
Although during the nineties a few demos were released under the name Data Thieves, Chris continued to release work under the name Pumpkinman, BEat FrEEx, Mandrax Babies, and Gator Swamp Terrorists, as well as playing regular gigs with alt country band Subtle Impact, and Aberlour band Angels Dram.
A guest appearance in Infinite TV with Rod Gibbs of Malfunction at Aberdeens East Neuk bar in the mid nineties was an incentive for Chris to be drawn back toward a larger audience than the highland league football social club gig circut:)
On leaving the highland croft where he had enjoyed idyllic retreat in the mid nineties for the bright lights of civilization down on the coast, Chris enjoyed success with the Aberdeen band Halcion Daze including television appearances and recordings made at World Sound teaching studio.
After a short hiatus, Chris then went on to play several engagements(raves and gigs) under the name Data Thieves, and started releasing work online.
Achieving record download numbers for a scots artist Data Thieves went on to be one of the most successful online scots artists at the time, attaining over 53000 downloads in two years on MP3.com.
A fairly reasonable total for a scots underground artist.
In between ones and zeros, Chris was also drafted in to play synth with alt indie stars The Famous Prostitute which featured Mark Rowson. and later with some recording projects involving top scots female bassist Seana Carroll with duo Riverbend.
Chris has also recently released an ambient, chamber and orchestral album, "Aberdeen Ambient Artist - Aspire"

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Data Thieves - Water Chameleon Man




Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Golden Egg
A jam on the synth



abstract electronic
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Beat Freex Speed Freex
A jam using the Roland TR505 and Yamaha DX7 from the early nineties.



eclectic electronic
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Mandrax Babies Cheesecake
Acid punk track by Mandrax Babies



Psychedelic Rock
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Sensitive
Ambient experimental piece



Ambient Electronic
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Mandrax Babies Stockbroker City
Song about stuff going on in the nineties



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Mandrax Babies The Candle Song
Lounge core version of this Mandrax Babies Diamonds Feel Good album track



Easy Listening/Soft Rock
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Mandrax Babies Sulphuric
Song from the Mandrax Babies album Diamonds Feel Good



Rock
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Mandrax Babies Diamonds Feel Good
Improvised track with Stu Ritchie on drums and Scott Higgins on guitar



Rock
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Harry Macari A Scots Air
a little improvisation inspired by the beauty of Scotland



ambient folk
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Only Wanna Know
John Martyn inspired folk song



Easy Listening/Soft Rock
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4 Sue
A latin vibe with a disco beat



Latin
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Data Thieves Skip To This Trip
Some sampling and a bassline with some electric piano jamming.



Hip Hop/Rap
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Data Thieves Hello Ronnie
Made with FL Studio and Sony Acid



House
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Data Thieves Very Deep
Groovy tune



Hard House
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Data Thieves I'm Gonna Love You
Interesting Love Song



Indie Rock
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Data Thieves Running Up
Rockin vibe



Indie Punk
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Data Thieves Hate And War And Blood
Rock track



Indie Rock
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Data Thieves Arming The Third World
Looking at the military industrial complex



Indie Rock
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Data Thieves True Belief
Short punk rock tune



Rock
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Data Thieves Satire Day Retro Shock
Totally improvised



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Data Thieves Minor Fraudster
Downtempo jam



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Data Thieves Another Dream
Funky



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Data Thieves Now Is The Time
Peace and love



Easy Listening
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Data Thieves Propaganda
Folk jam



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Data Thieves Streets Towns Cities World
Song about the revolution



Indie Punk
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Data Thieves Vive
Improvisation



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Apple Of My Eye
A nice traditional folk song



Alternative Indie Folk
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Conspiracy Of Silence




Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Do You Know What It's Like To Be Hated
From the heart



Indie Punk
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Stress Relieved Replacement
A song about the system



Reggae
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Jump Jive IMP edit
Organ groove



Rock
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Bell of St Bastion
Improvised piece



Alternative
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Dead Swan lake
A Tchaikovsky piece re-interpreted



psychedelic
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Greatest Story
How could this happen



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Gator Swamp Blues




Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Tax Case Fraud
All about a football club



Indie Punk
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The Government
Nondes_c_r_i_p_t punk jam



Indie Punk
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U Girl
Improvised around Bags Groove



Improvisational
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How Could You Be A Punk
A question



New Wave
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All These Ghosts
This can happen to anyone



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Drivel On The Radio
There's drivel on the radio and everybody knows, the DJ is in the pouch of the record Cojo



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Another Nu Jazz Waltz(Macs Tune)
Improvised Ambient Piece



Ambient
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Batz
Improvised ambient piece



Ambient
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April Showers
An improvised ambient piece



Ambient
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Pray For Palestine
Ambient synth track



Ambient
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Make Love Not War
Short sweet message



World
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Cuban Candle
An improvisation of Cuban Blues and The Candle Song



Ambient
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Harry Macari Nu Filofax
Psy Folk



Indie Folk
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Harry Macari Wilting Waltz
Lounge piece, with Jim Rankine on sax and Stu Ritchie on drums



Easy Listening
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Harry Macari Social Comment
Funky track with Jim Rankine on sax and Stu Ritchie on drums



Funk
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Harry Macari Serious Deadly
Jazzy instrumental with Stu Ritchie on bass and drums, alternating 7/8 and 4/4 timing



Improvisational
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Harry Macari Coffee Nails




Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Harry Macari Cool Blooze
A nice little lounge jam



Blues
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Harry Macari Harry Macari
A song about Harry Macari



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Harry Macari Take Me Break Me
Some epic improvising



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Harry Macari The City I Lived
Spontaneous track



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Harry Macari Dime Plus Four
Jam in 9/8 time



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Harry Macari The Shitheep I Left
Jammin' the scratch guitar



Funk
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Data Thieves Foxy
Some electronic tune



Techno
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Road Trip Cabrach Part Two
Jam around a sampled and cut drumbeat



Instrumental Rock
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Data Thieves Refrain
spontaneous piece



Alternative Indie
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Data Thieves Smack Alley Groove
We're heading down Smack Alley



Industrial Electronic
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A Scots Air
Improvised piece around the keyboard



Ambient mood music
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Data Thieves Young Princess
Groove round a bass line



Latin House
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Tears
Ambient passive instrumental piece



Electronic
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Data Thieves Land That I Love




Hard House
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Data Thieves Aerobix Girls
A nice tune from the archives to exercise to.



Electronic
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Data Thieves Art Blaikies Quay
An old jazz riff with some house music beats



Electronic
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Data Thieves Hear And Back Again
A little electronic instrumental from the vaults with a nice riff and piano solo



Electronic
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Data Thieves Georgie P
In recognition of Georgio Moroder



Dance
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Data Thieves Opium In Havana
If only they grew poppies in Cuba



Electronic
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Data Thieves G'G'Day!
A little tech track from the archives



Electronic
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Data Thieves 32Deelite
Latin electronic track from the DT archives



Latin House
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Data Thieves Cubanapop
Inverted bassline from a famous tune



Electronic
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Data Thieves Innashitheep
Data Thieves electronic track from the album Fluxus



Electronic
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Data Thieves E Minus
Electronic track from the Data Thieves album Fluxus



Electronic
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Data Thieves Love Dove
6/8 track from the album Fluxus



Electronic
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Data Thieves Death Disco Medly
Last track from the Data Thieves album Fluxus



Electronic
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Cuban Blooze
A nice track put together with a Pentium 3 computer using an early cracked version of Steinberg Cubase and GM sounds



Jazz
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Data Thieves Nu Candle Wax
A nice jam on the synth



Electronic
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Data Thieves - Wacky Synth FX
Some samples and stuff played live



Acid Punk
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Paul groover

6/3/2016 3:59:12 PM
Sure i seen the Data thieves somewhere in Aberdeen. I was at college in Aberdeen in the 90,s played bass for a band from Aberdeen. I was always at Cafe Drummonds on a Thursday sometimes Tuesdays if the band was any good. Amazing time because everyone was dumping there vinyl for cds. The record shops were crammed with cheap vinyl. Fopp was my fav



Bryon Tosoff

12/30/2015 10:33:01 PM
Congrats on your Golden Kayak nomination Chris, good luck from bryon



The Man With No Band

9/2/2015 1:30:46 PM
nice to see you Chris ... hope everything is good man !




Steve April

8/7/2015 2:26:02 PM
hi Chris,

Really like your new piece "Bells of St. Bastion," groovy sounds, happenin' vibe, organ, sax, maybe bagpipes lol, atmospheric, and also bubbly...




Chris Hance

8/3/2014 12:12:35 PM
Nu Candle Wax



Chris Hance

11/22/2013 2:16:31 AM
Thankyou Chandra, good to see you :)



Chandra Moon

5/19/2013 3:00:58 PM
Welcome back! Great tracks!


 

       

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